Please Support the Jaguar Fund!
Tue, Aug 25 4:59pm

We need your support to help us keep the wonderful programs we have in place at Walnut Acres! The Jaguar Fund is the Parent Faculty Club’s primary source of funds to bridge the gap between public funding and the true cost of our children’s education at Walnut Acres.

A HUGE thank you to those that have donated already.  We have raised 25% of our $180,000 goal for Jaguar Fund.

Why give to the Jaguar Fund during distance learning? The PFC Executive Board has reduced the operating budget for this school year to $275,683. Of that, $230,108 will be invested in staffing. We focused on the positions and programs that will have the greatest impact on our children's education whether as distance or in-person learning.  These include math and reading intervention, science lab instructors, and our STEM Instructor and Site Tech, who will support our classroom teachers to make the most of distance learning. Your donation to the Jaguar Fund will make a difference to Walnut Acres students during this time, especially when we acknowledge we will not have income from a Gala Auction this year due to Covid-19. We are counting on Jaguar Fund to bring in 71% of the PFC's income for the 2020-21 school year

Spotlight on our STEM Instructor and Site Tech, Patty Galindo: Patty has been busy preparing the teachers, as well as families, for distance learning mode by making sure accounts are active and we have access to devices.  As that work stabilizes, she will begin working with the kids over zoom.  Thank you, Patty, for your tireless efforts to keep us connected!

Our goal this year is 100% participation in Jaguar Fund.   While $650 per child is the suggested donation, we recognize this is not a feasible option for families in the current environment.  Every dollar counts!  Please consider donations in the following amounts:

  • $13/week per child.  With 37 weeks of school, can you donate $480 per child?
  • $1.50/day per child.  180 days of school.  How about $270 per child?
  • $10/month per child.  10 months of school.  How about $100 per child.  

If these options don’t work, please consider donating ANY amount.  Your donation is 100% tax deductible.  And remember, Donations can be made as a one-time gift, or a monthly gift.  (Please read the instructions on the donation page for monthly gifts.)

Does your company have an Employee Matching Gifts Program? This is another great way to support Walnut Acres! Check with your HR department before you donate.  More details are available on our website under Jaguar Fund.

If you have any questions, please email